By Ali Stokes
Leicester Tigers and former Springbok prop Pat Cilliers has put pen to paper with recently relegated Championship side London Irish.
Cilliers made 26 appearances for Leicester since arriving from French side Montpellier two seasons ago. The six-times-capped South African international will join the Exiles' bid for a Premiership return next season.
With Samoan international Logovi'i Mulipola also leaving Tigers to take up a new deal with Premiership rivals Newcastle Falcons, Leicester boss Matt O'Connor will have to reply on utility prop Greg Bateman, who played loosehead last season, to act as backup for England international Dan Cole.
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